Geography and the Human Spirit

Geography and the Human Spirit

by Anne Buttimer, Yi-Fu Tuan
     
 

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What does it mean to dwell? Every civilization has a story to tell, according to Anne Buttimer, and exploring those stories brings fresh light to modern ideas about the relationship between humanity and its environment. In Geography and the Human Spirit, Buttimer ranges widely from Plato to Barry Lopez, from the Upanishads to Goethe, taking an

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What does it mean to dwell? Every civilization has a story to tell, according to Anne Buttimer, and exploring those stories brings fresh light to modern ideas about the relationship between humanity and its environment. In Geography and the Human Spirit, Buttimer ranges widely from Plato to Barry Lopez, from the Upanishads to Goethe, taking an interdisciplinary look at the ways in which human beings have turned to natural science, theology, and myth to form visions of the earth as a human habitat.

Editorial Reviews

Landscape Journal
Geography and the Human Spirit is a pilgrimage into the workings of one of geography's most conceptual and yet focused thinkers.

Geographical Journal
Not only represents a comprehensive survey of the history of Western humanism, but also offers a series of important challenges for all geographers to consider.

— Tim Unwin

Professional Geographer
A vitally creative and imaginative effort to parse meanings associated with geography and the human spirit.

Ecumene
This book will be widely recognized as a landmark in geographical scholarship.

— David M. Smith

Geographical Journal - Tim Unwin
Not only represents a comprehensive survey of the history of Western humanism, but also offers a series of important challenges for all geographers to consider.

Ecumene - David M. Smith
This book will be widely recognized as a landmark in geographical scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801872556
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Edmunds V. Bunké
This is an original and complex piece of work in the history of geographic and humanistic thought. It brings back the forgotten excitement of intellectual adventure. It is, in short, a tour de force of scholarship.

Meet the Author

Anne Buttimer is a professor of geography at University College, Dublin. Yi-Fu Tuan is a professor emeritus of geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His many books include Escapism, available from Johns Hopkins.

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